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Approvals for Greater China

Approvals for Greater China

Your Access to the Greater China Market

Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) rapidly is emerging as the world's leading economic power. TÜV Rheinland can help you avoid time-consuming and costly hurdles when entering the Chinese and Taiwanese markets.

We provide the full scope of testing services for Chinese CCC approval, for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) certificates (safety) , energy label (energy efficiency), and telecom approvals (SRRC). Besides services for Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) (safety) and National Communications Commission (NCC) (telecom) approvals for the Taiwanese market, we also offer our expertise regarding the access of your products to Hong Kong. These include the S-mark (safety), energy efficiency, and Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) certification for the approval of telecommunications products.

Benefits At A Glance

With TÜV Rheinland’s product approval, you:

  • Gain quicker access to your market of choice
  • Benefit from our years of experience and expertise


CCC Certificates for Electrical Products and Vehicle Components
The most widely recognized authorization process is the China Compulsory Certification, or CCC. It applies first and foremost to electrical products and vehicle components. Relevant products that do not have the required CCC certificate will be held at the border. TÜV Rheinland provides consulting, research, organization and attendance of audits by Chinese inspectors, as well as the entire coordination, in order to make obtaining the CCC approval easier for you.

SFDA Registration for Medical Products
All medical devices must be registered with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). We will be happy to assist you in both procedures of the CCC approval. For more information, please consult our Web pages on medical products and technology.

RoHS Certificate for Electrical and Electronic Products
Since March 2007, labels have been required for all electrical and electronic products containing hazardous substances. This regulation is comparable to the European RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. Some differences apply in the scope and in the implementation of the guidelines. However, the six regulated hazardous substances are the same. Whatever it is you wish to import, our experts are here to help you with the procedures.

NAL and SRRC Approvals
The State Radio Regulatory Commission of the People’s Republic of China (SRRC) requires state laboratory testing and certification for radio equipment. Telecommunications devices that fall into one of the 28 product categories require a Network Access License (NAL). These devices must also be tested before receiving approval, and TÜV Rheinland can help make the compliance process easier and quicker.

Energy Efficiency Label
The China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) issues requirements for energy efficiency of various products - and the list is growing longer. It already includes refrigerators, air conditioners, lights, and three-phase motors. If your product meets the Chinese standards, it can be registered by the CNIS.. We can help you to test and register your product.

Approvals for boiler, pressure vessel and safety fixtures
Manufacturer of pressurized products must be qualified according to the Chinese Special Equipment Manufacture Licensing' process. For many years, we actively support the approvals of European manufacturers who want to sell products in China and obtain the required license.

The system is considered as for steam boilers, pressure vessels / gas cylinders and their components and safety fixtures. We are happy to answer you on detailed questions about the exact definition criteria.

  • Steps for your licensing
    After submitting the application, a Chinese laboratory will conduct a type approval of your product. (only for gas cylinders and safety fixtures).
    In preparation for the audit by the Chinese inspection company a sample product need to be produced.
    Approximately 2-3 months after the positive audit concluded the license is issued. The license has a validity of four years. Renewal may be requested before.
  • Our round-the-clock service
    • Looking after your initial registration
    • information on requirements and procedures
    • review of your application documents
    • correspondence with the relevant Chinese authorities
    • involvement in the travel formalities for Chinese inspectors
    • On request: Support for the preparation of the required QM manual
    • researches, technical consulting, pre-audit
    • support the approval extension
    • support with license changes
    Furthermore, approvals are mandatory in exporting pressure vessels to Japan and Vietnam. Again, we are happy to assist you with the application and with our 'Design Approval Service' in the preparation of the required documentation.


Since 2005, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and electronic devices imported to Taiwan R.O.C must be accompanied with a BSMI certificate to enter the market. Let TÜV Rheinland help you test and handle your product in compliance with these regulations.
Depending on the scope of delivery and product safety levels, five different types of schemes are applicable, covering a range of products in the BSMI certification system. A list is provided by the BSMI and defines which scheme is applicable for which product. We are happy to research which scheme applies to your product.

Certification Schemes:

  • BBI: Batch-by-Batch Inspection
  • RPC: Registration of Product Certification
  • DoC: Declaration of Conformity
  • TABI: Type-approved Batch Inspection
  • MI: Monitoring Inspection
  • NCC Approval

Telecom products are regulated in Taiwan by the National Communications Commission (NCC). With branches all around the world, TÜV Rheinland can facilitate the certification process. Our tests can help you get the approval you need for your products in compliance with NCC regulations.

Hong Kong

S-mark Approval
Most Electrical products designed for household use and soldupplied in Hong Kong are covered by the Electrical Products (Safety) Regulation. (EPSR).

TÜV Rheinland can help you with the testing and the issueing of an S-mark certificate for products in compliance with EPSR regulations.

OFCA Approval
According to Hong Kong’s Telecommunication Ordinance, all telecommunication equipments and any industrial, scientific and medical equipments which intentionally emit radio frequency energy and that are used and sold in Hong Kong, must meet the minimum technical requirements prescribed in the Hong Kong Telecommunication Equipment Evaluation and Certification Scheme regarding the specifications for the purpose of electrical safety, prevention of interference and public network connection.

We can help you get the approval you need for your products in compliance with OFCA regulations.

Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme
The Hong Kong Government Authority EMSD (Electrical and Mechanical Services Department) requires that all products for supply in Hong Kong and regulated under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labeling Scheme (MEELS) are to be listed models with reference numbers and bear energy labels.

MEELS currently covers five types of prescribed products, namely room air conditioners, refrigerating appliances, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), washing machines and dehumidifiers.

Apart from MEELS, EMSD has also introduced a Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (VEELS). The scheme now covers twenty one types of household appliances and office equipment, and has been extended to cover petrol passenger cars.

We can provide service for the entire application process for all kinds of regulated products.

New version of the Chinese Standard for license plate lamps

On July 1, 2016, a new version of the Chinese GB Standard for license plate lamps officially came into force. The update was already announced in October 2015 by the Chinese authority SAC, now GB 18408-2001 was completely replaced by GB 18408-2015. Since July 1, 2016, the new standard version is the test basis for CCC certification processes for license plate lamps. Existing CCC certificates must be updated accordingly, but spare parts certificates are not affected. The authorities have granted a two-year transitional period, which ends on June 30, 2018. Certificates that have not been updated to the new GB standard until this point will be suspended and eventually cancelled. Therefore, we strongly recommend to apply for the update in a timely manner.

For license plate lights with incandescent lamps, the update can be done on document basis only. No additional product tests in a Chinese laboratory are needed. However, license plates with LED lamps must be tested in a Chinese lab before an updated certificate can be issued.

To have a cost advantage, the update to GB 18408-2015 can be applied for in combination with further modifications or prolongations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

CoP control plan (Conformity of Production) for CCC certifications

For quite some time (since the beginning of 2015), the Chinese certification authorities have required a CoP control plan as part of the CCC certification of vehicle parts. Since then, the CoP plan has been an integral element of the application documents for an initial CCC certification.

For products that are already CCC certified, the control plan is equally relevant as well.

Where a CoP plan had not yet been available for the product, manufacturers had to submit it to receive approval by the competent authority latest by December 31, 2016.

The document serves as a guideline for the areas of product testing and inspections, core components and materials as well as production processes. Its purpose is to ensure the conformity of the certified vehicle part.

After the initial approval of the CoP control plan, the manufacturer must prepare an "Executive Report" or "Implementation Report", whereby declaring whether and to what extent the requirements of the CoP plan have been met. The report must also include any changes that were implemented since the last approval, such as the modification of certificates, changes in the production process or changes in the use of test marks.

Important: Changes that affect the contents of the CoP control plan must be reported to the certification body before the next follow up inspection. If there were several changes that are relevant to the CoP, those can be submitted together. An inspection plan that is not approved can result in deviations in the follow-up inspection.

We use our expertise to support you in all phases of the approval process – from clarifying the requirement for certification to the permission for using the CCC mark. Depending on your specific needs, we also assist you with extending, modifying or expanding certificates.

Do you have questions about the CoP control plan or any general questions about the CCC certification? Our experts for Chinese market approval will be happy to assist you.

Worldwide Market Access

Worldwide Market Access
Approve a product for sale in a specific country or region

We can help you develop new markets for your products with our global expertise in technical approvals and certifications. Our experts are fully versed in approval requirements and can manage the required testing.

With our one-stop-shop services, you can have your product tested, certified, and shipped to the destination market as efficiently as possible.

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